Here are our recommendations for the mystery lover, including series, stand alone, cosies, noir, and more.
The very latest Flavia de Luce novel from the bestselling author of The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie. Will not disappoint diehard fans of this series with its lively, quirky junior detective in fine fettle.
950s Texas is the setting for the latest from the Edgar Award-winning author of the beloved Dave Robicheaux and Texas Ranger Dave Holland series. The word is this could be his best yet—which is saying something!
The first in a mystery series set in the Shetland Islands, blending the everyone-knows-the-neighbors aspect of cozies with a darker sensibility.
First in a cozy mystery series starring a wedding planner who handles bridezillas and solves murders.
Smart, action-packed road trip noir featuring your classic gritty detective and hard-drinking, well-past-his-prime poet.
A mash-up that mixes the grit and sorrow of the best French noir with the cleverness of the best British locked-room capers. An ex-con tries to restart his life only to meet a mysterious woman with a deadly agenda.
Maine game warden (and de facto cop) Mike Bowditch encounters family secrets and deadly mystery in the harsh northern winter mountainscape around the eponymous ski resort.
If you like Gone Girl or Girl on the Train, you need to be reading Tana French. Deceptive, spine-chilling, fantastic.
Sherlock and Watson (IQ and Dodson) come to South Central LA. Streetwise, mercurial characters bring a fresh note to a perennial favorite. Original and fresh.
Standalone mystery set on a Louisiana plantation, narrated by the black woman who runs its history reenactment and wedding venue—and discovers a body in the sugarcane.
A great new series set in a usually unheralded part of the UK. Aector McAvoy is a very sympathetic character. A little bit gritty, wholly engrossing, packed with credible characters, this series is a must try for those who like Ian Rankin and Peter Robinson.
Peter May’s previous Scotland books were great, and this one, which takes place on an island in the St. Lawrence in eastern Canada, is just as deft and engaging. May is an author you'll want to keep coming back to.
The very latest in the Inspector Gamache series. Penny goes from strength to strength and all the pigeons finally come home to roost. Don’t miss it.
This is the second in the Kopp Sisters series set in New Jersey around 1915 and based on the real life adventures of Constance Kopp (America’s first lady sheriff) and her sister. A stateside answer to the Maisie Dobbs mysteries for those in the know.
This exploration of murder in the 19th century covers some of the most gripping cases that captivated the Victorians and gave rise to the first detective fiction.
Written by former research chemist Kathryn Harkup, each chapter takes a different novel and investigates the poison used by the murderer. Fact- and fun-packed, A is for Arsenic looks at why certain chemicals kill, how they interact with the body, and the feasibility of obtaining, administering, and detecting these poisons, both when Agatha Christie was writing and today.
This is an open door into the life and mind of the creator of the iconic Lew Archer mysteries. It features full color covers of the various editions of Macdonald's more than two dozen books, facsimile reproductions of pages from his manuscripts, magazine spreads, and many never-before-seen photos of Macdonald and his friends.